Books to Read This Month: April Edition

We may not be able to take advantage of the warmer weather, the blooming flowers and the budding trees at the moment, but that should not stop you from celebrating the abundance of new releases to jump start your spring reading! We have exciting sequels, groundbreaking debuts and the latest book from your favorite author. This month, make your social distancing more enticing and exciting:

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Poem of the Week: A Jelly-Fish by Marianne Moore

Welcome to Poem of the Week, an annual feature on this blog that celebrates National Poetry Month. Every Sunday, in the month of April, start the week off with an uplifting poem and discovery why poetry still matters.

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10 Amazing Female Protagonists In Manga!

Hey there everyone! My name is Joe Pascullo, and I am a guest writer today on my pal Tabrizia’s blog! I’m a young adult librarian at the Grand Central branch of the New York Public Library. And when I’m not there, I help out with the non-profit organization Pop Culture Classroom’s Excellence in Graphic Literature Awards, as well as host the 2020-established podcast, Manga Monthly! Continue reading “10 Amazing Female Protagonists In Manga!”

YA Book Prize 2020 Shortlist

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Credit: The Bookseller

This past week, the YA Book Prize announced the 2020 shortlist for the prize. The book prize, launched in 2014, awards a YA title written by an author living in the UK or Ireland. The prize is also run by the book trad magazine, The Bookseller, in partnership with the Hay Festival.

I was disappointed to not see the titles, All the Bad Apples, The Burning and The Exact Opposite of Okay but that does not escape the fact of the amazing nominations that we have here. I can’t wait to read all of them!

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Create Your Own Book Art

Jane Mount, artist and owner of My Ideal Bookshelf has created a fun family project that people can do since they are stuck at home. Continue reading “Create Your Own Book Art”